David Foster Wallace argues that reality can be mundane. However, if people focus on what others are going through, then they can learn to empathize and understand humanity better. A behavior is a snap shot of how that person is acting in that moment. There are lots of moments where behaviors may not accurately describe someone. If people are constantly operating unconsciously and only ever taking what they see face value then they are not relating or understanding others; even more what they are thinking about other’s is stereotypical and possibly hurtful.
According to Andre Boundreau, “Things that are held to be true in a given context that drive us to action if there were no impediment”. Albert Einstein believed that, “The only source of Knowledge is experience”. Knowledge means knowing someone or something from facts and could be obtained through experience or education. Knowledge is the familiarity gained by sight, experience, or report. According to Merriam Webster, “Knowledge sums up what we know that comprise truth and information.
This would make the beliefs and behaviors consistant with one another and avoid dissonance. The main point of cognitive dissonance is that people want consistency in their attitudes and beliefs and if their beliefs are inconsistent with their behaviors they will have a motivation to reduce the dissonance change which can give them the cause to change behaviors. This change can sometimes be illogical and absurd but it helps them to reduce the conflicting attributes.
The postmodern philosophies can be espoused in order to develop a complete and adequate science for different disciplines as, for example, nursing. This becomes possible due to an appeal to pragmatism. Without philosophical basis there can be no substantial development of nursing
In an article, Warren stated that “We tend to judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions” (Warren 1). This is because no one can truly know what a person 's motives are, but they can know their own intentions. It is easier to conclude an idea of a person based on what one can see and know for sure. A person can have good intentions, but the outcome may turn out unfavorable, knowing the final action is simpler to judge because it can be known for sure. Warren also stated that “If we judged ourselves by how our actions are perceived by others, we may become more sensitive and understanding of any hurtful responses by them” (Warren 1).
When discord occurs in The Silmarillion, it is said to prove still the world more beautiful and to create an even more phenomenal world than the one in existence. “...no theme may be played that hath not its uttermost source in me, nor can any alter the music in my despite. For he that attempteth this shall prove but mine instrument in the devising of things more wonderful…”(The Silmarillion 17). It is said to create this beautiful world because even the discord was part of the plan in making the world wonderful. Essentially, if a change is to be made, either intended or unintended, it can not alter the grand scheme of events because these are predisposed in the divine world.
Free will allows freedom of choice. Free will is the ability to choose with intelligence and common sense. Our choices cannot be completely free from our knowledge, values, perceptions of everyday life and the things around us. Our choices are not free from the influence of our past thoughts and decisions. The freedom of free will is not discrediting influencing factors such as our own self-awareness, our ability to seek out knowledge and project the future, and our awareness of our own thinking.
A belief in science is a form of belief in freewill because an individual has the option to believe in science. Then again a belief in science is not the same as a belief in freewill. Having a belief in science, an individual will let the scientific evidence that dictates what they believe in. If the person decides not to believe in the scientific evidence then it would be the same as freewill, but what the evidence
Determinists believe that science is just a way for us to uncover the causes of events. The scientific process allows us to disprove or prove the cause of an event. The field of science has broadened our understanding of how things may work in what we see in nature and in our lives. The scientific process has provided plausible explanations of the world since there is not a higher power to directly communicate with for the sake of understanding the
Before talking about some different ways of knowing and areas of knowledge, it is important to distinguish what is active experiment and passive observation, explain how does humankind produce knowledge, and indicate in what other ways can humankind produce knowledge. Active experiment is the process by which an individual analyses and studies focusing on a specific topic and drawing up to a certain conclusion depending on what he or she has discovered. Passive observation is not as productive as active experiment because it is only the act of observing something happening without actually analysing and studying it deeply. More simply, active experimentation is experiencing something physically, while passive observation is learning from what other people have discovered. Humankind produces knowledge from the information gathered from active experimentation and passive observation.